The Caddo Herald
November 25, 1910
Mrs. Jannie Jones
Died Saturday Nov. 19th, 1910 at 3:15 o’clock, age about 40 years. Her husband, Mr. R. Jones died six months and 13 days before she was called to go.
Mrs. Jones confessed faith in Christ when sixteen years old, she joined the Baptist Church and has lived a Christian life ever since. She was a member of the Chapel Church when she died and was buried Sunday afternoon in the home cemetery.
Smooth the locks of silver hair,
On our mother’s brow with tender care.
Lay on her bosom pure as snow,
The fairest and sweetest flowers that grow;
Kiss her and leave her our heart’s delight,
Her pain is over, she sleeps tonight.
She died at 3:15 p.m. just as the day was drawing to a close. She went to sleep like a tired child. Surely it was the most fitting time for a pure spirit to take its flight heavenward. With the eye of faith any one could see at the closing of this November day an invisible hand wave a signal and she could hear a voice in softest tones form the one gone on before, calling her on to the other shore, telling her God’s angels were waiting to escort her through the gate.
After a long and useful life she died as she lived, honored, trusted and loved by all who knew her best. The children will miss her at home, we will all miss her; there will be a vacant place at home, at church, and abroad. My deepest sympathy goes out to the two daughters- Mrs. Lizzie Lytle, and Miss Nannie Jones- who are left without a mother’s care.
May God’s care and protecting hand be with them through life and at last may they all meet again where parting is no more and where there is no sad farewell again to say. Written by request by one who loved her, Mattie Bloom.